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Brief: study on the key legal issues affecting the subject of on-reserve matrimonial real property upon the breakdown of a marriage or common law relationship and the policy context in which they are situated

Reports on the difficulties faced by First Nations women in regard to matrimonial property on Indian Reserves.

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Published: 2003
Dealing with divorce and separation: a guide for teens

Consists of information for teens on dealing with divorce and separation. Explains if it is normal to feel sad all the time or if you are glad about the divorce, if anything will be the same again, how you can make the situation easier for you, and how to deal with the stress.

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Published: 1999-2004
Relocation of custodial parents: final report

Examines the current Canadian legislative and judicial approach to the relocation of custodial parents, and provides an international context.

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Published: 1998
Justice issues: emotional abuse
Discusses emotional abuse as a factor in divorce and custody cases. Advocates for changes that would cause emotional abuse to be treated with the same seriousness as physical abuse. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Legal info
Provides background information on legal terms and issues of particular concern to women. Includes a forum for frequently asked questions on subjects such as peace bonds, child custody, sexual assault recourse, domestic violence, child support, and the like. Offers general background information for those who may be approaching the legal system for the first time. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Common legal questions
Consists of answers to frequently asked questions regarding a woman's legal rights when leaving an abusive relationship. Discusses court proceedings, legal separation, dividing assets, and child custody. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Custody and access assessments
Describes the justice system's approach to custody and access issues involving high conflict families. Discusses the role of a trained assessor in custody cases involving domestic violence. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Custody and access or contact and control?
Demonstrates the ways battering men use the custody and access battle to continue their abuse and control of the mother through the children. (See Details)
Published: 1994
Moving on: a practical guide for women leaving a relationship
Consists of practical, no-nonsense information on everything from finding a place to live and hiring a lawyer to protecting your finances and planning your moving day.
Changing conjugal life in Canada
Examines trends in women in common-law unions and marriages. (See Details)
Published: 2002